New Tool Helps Law Enforcement Map Crime
Law enforcement personnel in Utah County are using electronic crime mapping to help fight crime. Police officers can access the technology either from a laptop in their police cruisers or via a desk computer. Every law enforcement agency in the county, excluding those in Provo, can use the technology. However, Provo law enforcement agencies may eventually join the system.
The technology, which works in combination with the Utah County mapping program, allows officers to see where different criminal activities occur in the region. Officers can conduct searches by type of offense and limit searches to specific timelines.
The technology provides the added benefit of helping officers coordinate anti-crime efforts with the community by identifying locations of concern.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Daily Herald (UT) (07/01/06); Ashton, Katie .